MK Dons eye loan move for Moore

HITC Sport understands Championship side make enquiry for Leicester defender

Leicester City defender Liam Moore is a loan target for MK Dons, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Championship strugglers MK Dons are keen to bring in Moore on a temporary basis to help bolster their defensive options as they look to avoid relegation.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson is thought to be a big admirer of Moore and has identified the England Under-21 international as a valuable addition to his plans.

However, Leicester chief Claudio Ranieri is considering the enquiry for Moore as he weighs up keeping hold of all his squad for the title run-in in case of injuries.

Moore has yet to feature for Leicester this season as he has been unable to break into the side because of the form of Robert Huth and Wes Morgan in the Foxes' rearguard.

The 23-year-old joined Bristol City on loan on transfer deadline day in the summer until January, making 11 appearances during his stint at Ashton Gate.

Moore, who came through the ranks at Leicester, played a major role Foxes' promotion to the Premier League in 2013/14 and he made 11 appearances in the Premier League last season before dropping down the pecking following the arrival of Robert Huth in January.

Moore is thought to be keen to go out on loan to get some first-team football under his belt, but the final decision will be made by Ranieri who could be reluctant to let him leave in case he is required in the final 10 games of the campaign.

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